Traumatic incident reduction for urban at-risk youth and unaccompanied minor refugees: Two open trials

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Citation: Descilo, T., Greenwald, R., Schmitt, T. A., & Reslan, S. (2010). Traumatic incident reduction for urban at-risk youth and unaccompanied minor refugees: Two open trials. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 3, 181-191.

Abstract

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a trauma resolution method that appears to be well tolerated and has yielded relatively rapid benefit in two adult treatment studies. This paper reports on two open trials using TIR with 33 urban at-risk youth and 31 unaccompanied refugee minors. In both studies, participants consistently responded positively. In the second study nearly all participants who began treatment with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ended without it, with an average of at least one significant trauma memory being treated per session. TIR's apparent efficiency and effectiveness in these preliminary studies indicates its promise in child and adolescent treatment.